In Sydney right now anyway. How about where you are, everybody? I hope all hoydens and hoyden-adjacent folks are safe and sound during the latest manifestations of the climate emergency. In other news I am definitely still masking up when… Read More ›
our bodies and minds
The Wrong Conversation? No, Doctors Don’t Need to Mention Weight Loss More
An article has appeared in today’s Conversation suggesting that doctors need training to feel confident in bringing up their patients’ “excess weight”, so they can broach the topic more, including with patients who have come to see them for something… Read More ›
Pamela Denoon Lecture 2016: Nelly Thomas
On International Women’s Day, for those who can make it to Canberra, the annual Pamela Denoon Lecture will be given by Nelly Thomas on the topic of “Sexual Equality: negotiating a modern minefield”. From their website: While sex is ubiquitous,… Read More ›
Here’s 200 things to keep me busy for the rest of this year
One of my 2016 New Year resolutions has been daily decluttering. Nothing too intensive on any one day, just picking a corner/box/drawer/cupboard/shelf and committing a Neatness Of The Day. Some Daily Neatnesses will no doubt be more impressive undertakings than others.
Media Circus: ASIO chief slammed for expert advice edition
What’s piqued your media interests lately? As usual for media circus threads, please share your bouquets and brickbats for items covering any current sociopolitical issue (the theme of each edition is merely for discussion-starter purposes – all current news items are on topic!).
Classist overtones in the reporting of bulk-billed IVF treatment
Does the media reporting of the opening of a new bulk-billing IVF clinic in Melbourne suggest that only those who can pay should have access to IVF treatment? If so, is that classist?
Media Circus: The Mysteries of Brewing edition
So this week most of the mass media is purporting to believe that it is possible to produce alchohol from brewers yeast extract.
What’s piqued your media interests lately?
Sunday links – mental health
Some mental-health related links for you.
Tick bites, Mammalian Meat Allergy and Acute Anaphylaxis
This week on Catalyst: most people remove ticks incorrectly, and by doing so they vastly increase their chances of developing life-threatening allergic reactions.
Today in ‘You can’t make this sh*t up’ because no one would believe you’
A nurse-midwife with anti-contraception religious views sues a Family Planning Clinic that declined to hire her.